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Chenganamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple - Upa Devatas - Festival

Chenganamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple is located at Parapuram near Pattambi – around 3 km from Ollur on Karakkad road – in Palakkad district, Kerala. The main festival in the temple falls on the Karthika nakshatra in Vrischikam month. Another important festival in the temple is Navratri. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga who is worshipped as Bhagavathy. The temple is also one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The deity faces west. The Upa Devatas in the temple are Sastha, Shankaranarayanan, Shiva, Venna Krishnan, Brahmarakshas and Nagas. There is also a second Sankaranarayanan prathishta in the temple. The deity in the temple is the Paradevata of Kallur Mana, famous as the mantravda family.

Chakkamkulangara Sree Dharmasastha Temple - Unique Rituals - Festival

Chakkamkulangara Sree Dharmasastha temple is located at Thalore in Nenmanikkara Village on Thrissur – Kodakara road in Thrissur district, Kerala. The annual festival is observed on the Punartham nakshatra in Meenam month. Various temples in the region participate in the Chakkamkulangara Sastha Punartham festival. The temples include Chathakudam Sastha, Chittichathakudam Sastha, Thaikkattussery Bhagavathy and Idakunni Bhagavathy. A procession of all the deities along with Chakkamkulangara Sastha takes place on the day. Other festivals in the temple include Navratri in Kanni Masam and Desha Vilakku during Mandala Kalam in Vrischikam month. This is one of the 108 temples mentioned in the Thottam pattu. The Sastha worshipped in the temple is Brahmachari. The deity is worshipped in a square sreekovil. The deity faces west. Eyes made of silver and gold are offered in the temple for early cure of eye-related diseases. Chakkamkulangara Sastha also participates in the Arattupuzha po

Nilambur Pattu Utsavam Nilambur Vettakkorumakan Temple - Gods Worshipped - Festival

Nilambur Vettakkorumakan temple is located at Nilambur in Malappuram district, Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is known as Nilambur pattu utsavam. The annual festival begins on Dhanu 20 and ends on Dhanu Masam 25. Vettakkorumakan is believed to be the son of Shiva and Goddess Parvati in the form of Kattalas or forest dwellers. There is another belief that the murti is Vettaikaran – the Keeratha form of Shiva. Vettakkorumakan is the paradevata of Nilambur Kovilakam. The deity faces east. The Upa Devatas in the temple are Ayyappan, Shiva and Bhagavathy. The temple was famous for elephants in the past. The world famous Guruvayoor Kesavan was given by Nilamboor Kovilakam – nadaykirittuka.

Navaikulam Sankaranarayana Swamy Temple - 6 Feet Tall Vigraha - Festival

Sankaranarayana Swamy temple is located at Navaikulam in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The 10-day annual festival begins on the Uthrattathi Nakshatra in Medam month with kodiyettam. The temple festival begins with flag hoisting and ends with Arattu on the last day. Devotees get to have darshan of the murti atop a caparisoned elephant during the festival. Usual temple rituals are observed during the festival. The shrine is decorated with plantain and coconut flower during the occasion. Temple arts, dance, music and cultural programs are performed during the 10-day festival. The murti or vigraha in the temple is nearly 6 feet tall and is the combined form of Shiva and Vishnu. The deity faces east. The Upa Devatas in the temple are Ganapathy, Sastha, Yakshi, Naga and Bhagavathi. This is one of the most popular Sankaranarayana Swamy temples in Kerala along with Payyanur Ramanthali Sankaranarayana Temple.

Story Of Rudra In Aitareya Brahmana

There is an interesting legend about the origin of Rudra in Aitareya Brahmana. One day Prajapati, out of intense passion, made love to his own daughter taking the form of a deer. All living beings hated his act of Prajapati. But as he was the first man no one had the strength and courage to oppose or punish Prajapati. But the anger in the living beings amalgamated into a single ferocious form. It was called Rudra. The living beings asked Rudra to put an end to the Adharma of Prajapati. Rudra shot an arrow at Prajapati and killed him. After this incident, Rudra became the lord of the forests and animals. He also ventured out of his favorite places, the forests and cremation grounds, to put an end to those living beings that performed Adharma.

Nalpathaneeswaram Sree Mahadeva Temple History - Festival

Nalpathaneeswaram Sree Mahadeva temple is located at Panavally, around 11 km from Cherthala, in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The annual festival in the temple begins with Kodiyettam on Uthrattathi Nakshatra and the festival ends on Thiruvathira nakshatra day in Kumbha month. Kathakali is the most important art form performed during the festival in the temple. All Kathakali performances in the temple should end with Keeratham Katha. The temple is also known as Nalpathaneeswaram Keerathamurti Temple. It is believed that the temple was originally owned by 48 illams and therefore the name Nalpathaneeswaram (Nalpatheyettu means 48 in Malayalam). Another belief is that this is the 48th Pratishta of Kharamuni in Kerala. There is doubt among believers that whether the Pratishta in the temple was performed by Kharamuni or Parashuram. Shiva worshipped in the temple is the Keerathamurti form. The deity faces east. The deities Ganapathy, Durga, Bhagavathy and Nagayakshi have separate sree

Datta Mantra For Money

Bhagwan Dattatreya is the powerful combined avatar of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. He is the god worshipped in this age (Kali Yuga) for solutions to worldly problems. Below is the Datta mantra for money. The mantra should be chanted 108 times daily in the morning just before sunrise.  Datta Mantra for money is: ॐ द्रां दत्तात्रेयाय नम : Om Dram Dattatreyaya Namah The person chanting the mantra should wear white color clothes. Feeding animals especially cow and dogs daily is highly meritorious and makes the chanting of the mantra effective. The mantra should be chanted for 41 days without a break. Women can chant the mantra even during their monthly periods.

Chengal Bhagavathi Temple Festival Near Kalady

Chengal Bhagavathi temple is located at Kanjoor Village, 3 km from Kalady, in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The 10-day annual festival is observed in such a manner that it ends on Uthram nakshatra in Meenam month with arattu. Chengal Bhagavathi temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Karthyayani who is dressed up like a Kattala Stree (ferocious forest woman). She holds conch in one hand and an unknown weapon in another hand. The deity faces east. The Upa Devatas in the temple are Shiva, Ganapathy, Sastha and Parambathu Bhagavathi.

Gandhavati Ghat in Ujjain – Vittal Pandarinath Temple in Ujjain

Gandhavati Ghat is the spot where Gandhavati River joins Shipra River. The ghat and the river is an important holy spot in the region. Some of the important temples located on Gandhavati Ghat are Kameshwar, Dudheshwar, Karkateshwar and Bighna Nayak Ganapati. The three Shiva temples – Kameshwar, Dudheshwar, Karkateshwar – are part of the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain. An important kund known as Anang Kund is located in the ghat area. The place attracts hundreds of devotees during the Kumbh Mela. Vittal Pandarinath Temple in Ujjain Vittal Pandarinath Temple is a small but unique temple located within the world famous Mahakaleshwar Temple complex in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India. The shrine is exactly located near the corridor of the Lakshmi-Narasimha Temple in the complex. The temple is unique because Lord Vittal is seen along with Rukmini and Radha. Garuda the bird is also part the main murti worshipped in the temple. A mask of Aatal and Patal can also be seen in th

Chengannur Mahadeva Temple Festival

Chengannur Mahadeva temple is located in the heart of Chengannur town in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The first eighteen days of the festival is known as Cheriya Utsavam or small festival.  The annual temple festival is observed for 28 days – starting from the Thiruvathira Nakshatra in Dhanu to Thiruvathira Nakshatra in Makaram month. The festival ends with Arattu on the Thiruvathira Nakshatra in Makaram month. Shiva and Goddess Parvati are worshipped in the same sreekovil here. Shiva is worshipped in the east side and Goddess Parvati in the west side of the same sanctum sanctorum. Although Shiva is the main murti in the temple, prime importance is given to Goddess Parvati. Shiva faces east and Parvati faces west. The murti of Devi in the temple is made of Panchaloha. It is believed that worshipping the Goddess will help in curing diseases, depression and mental health issues. People who are possessed by spirits find relief after offering prayers here. The Upa Devatas in the tem

Hinduism Quotes

A small collection of Hinduism Quotes which explains why Hindu religion is eternal or Sanatana. Indian culture intrinsically has no place or religious fundamentalism; it is an open culture in constant pursuit of inquiry. It has an inbuilt capacity to correct and renew itself. Bliss or happiness is the form of Ātman. Ātman and Bliss are not two but just one. There is no inherent happiness in the objects of the world. The jīva, out of ignorance, assumes that it comes from the objects. The musk deer carries the fragrant musk within itself. Unaware of this and assuming that it emanates from a source outside of itself, it wanders all over searching for it. Until the jīva knows that his own essential nature is matchless bliss he will, like the musk deer, be confused and misled. (Commentary on Anuvāda Nūnmālai, pp. 369-370) Scriptural compositions are endless. There is great deal to be known. The obstacles are many, but the time available is short. Therefore, the essence of all these must

4 January 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 4 January 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 6:27 AM on January 4. Then onward it Krishna Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 4:47 AM on January 5. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on January 4, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 6:51 PM on January 4. Then onward it is Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 5:38 PM on January 5. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajastha